Yes, I have a tiny bit of Italian in my dna along with the Scot-Irish, German, Wales, and English. My 9th great grandfather was Italian, and I do so love Italian food. We all know all that white flour pasta isn’t good for a body.
BUT…. there are healthy ways to enjoy those wonderful spices. I created one tonight for dinner. I’m not even sure what to call it….Italian Dumplings? Maybe Italian Succotash and biscuits? Maybe send suggestions in the reply area.
My intention was actually to make Succotash to use up the last frozen pack of fresh okra. But I didn’t realize I was out of squash till to late. So I put on my creative thinking cap and started pulling things from the cupboard because it was time to get dinner on the table.
First, I whipped up a small batch of Oat flour biscuits. Not needing them sweet, I left out the honey. Next time, I’ll compensate for it with a little extra oil so they won’t be so crumbley, although the texture was fine for what I was creating. By the way, I used light tasting olive oil rather than avocado oil.
Chicken thighs were baking with a coating of basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. So, I started tossing things together to put over the biscuits. This included a bit of olive oil to sautee sliced celery and onions with the okra. Once the vegetables had sautéed for a bit, I added the same spices to the mix that was on the chicken and poured a can of diced tomatoes into the pan with extra water to simmer.
When the chicken was cooked, I placed a couple of the biscuits cut in half onto each plate, spooned the fragrant sautee onto them, and placed the chicken beside it all.
Tonight’s meal was absolutely delicious and filling as well as satisfying that Italian food hankering I had today. Not to mention we have left over biscuits to eat with honey for breakfast tomorrow.